Hodie est Kal. Jul. 2775 AUC ~ 3 Hekatombion in the second year of the 700th Olympia
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- UCSD gets $1M gift to expand archaeological studies of Israel, eastern Mediterranean – The San Diego Union-Tribune
- Duropolis: Dorset Iron Age settlement skeletons unearthed – BBC News
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- Axe from Early Bronze Age found in Skalica – spectator.sme.sk
- Byzantines cast spells with dolphin oil, says expert – Türkiye News
- 2,300-year-old Eros figure on display in Izmir museum | Daily Sabah
- Victoria and Albert Museum returns—and reattaches—a third-century marble head of Greek god taken from Turkey
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- Analysis of 1,500-Year-Old Wine Jugs Reveals Surprising Information About How Ancient Romans Kept Their Libations So Delicious | Artnet News
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- The Edithorial
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- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Political Culture in the Cities of the Northern Black Sea Region in the « Long Hellenistic Age »
- Searching for Utopia – Mainzer Beobachter
- June 2022 in Turkish archaeology | Turkish Archaeological News
- PaleoJudaica.com: SOTS Book List 2022
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- Kiwi Hellenist: Was Sirius once red?
- Fire, Fools, and Fates: A Supreme Epigram for the EPA – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Scythians: Pompeius Trogus (first century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Iberians: Pompeius Trogus (first century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Spencer Alley: Andrea Mantegna (ca. 1431-1506) – Padua to Mantua
- Europeans and Asians: “Hippokrates” on humoural and environmental theories (fifth century BCE) | Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World: The Websites of Philip A. Harland
- Collections: Total Generalship: Commanding Pre-Modern Armies, Part IIIc: Morale and Cohesion – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
- Old World (2021) – A deeply flawed historical strategy game – Josho Brouwers
- A Blessed Man – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Book Club | July 2022: Constitution of the Lacedaemonians – The Kosmos Society
- Laudator Temporis Acti: Rah! Rah! Rah!
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- A European Cultural Heritage mark to Ancient Nemea
- ANE TODAY – 202206 – Who’s Afraid of the Goddess of Ancient Israel? – American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)
- The Fascinating Origin of the Well-Known Phrase: “Money Doesn’t Smell” | Short History
- Ancient Warfare Podcast: What do we know of Philippian/Alexandrian weapons production? on Apple Podcasts
Rich posed this question for Murray, ‘we have a relatively good picture of what the Roman Legionary weapons and materiel manufacturing process looked like (at least for some time periods). Do we have any similar information for the Philippian/Alexandrian Macedonian army? That’s a lot of 16-foot-long sarissa shafts and spear points to manufacture, and I’m curious what we know about it’.
Religious persecution wasn’t a new thing for Rome, but under the rule of Valerian they intensified. Christians were now the specified target, but the executions and confiscation of property did little to help the stability of the empire. Episode II of ‘Valerian’. Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).
- The Hellenistic Age Podcast: 075: Greco-Bactria – Alexandria Eschate to Ai Khanoum on Apple Podcasts
The conquests of Alexander the Great resulted in tens of thousands of Greek colonists settling in Central Asia. While excavations of places like the city ruins of Ai Khanoum hint at a flourishing Hellenic culture, local Bactrian and Sogdian traditions continued to hold a powerful influence. In this episode, we take a deeper look at Greco-Bactria by analyzing the archaeological and epigraphical record, looking at key examples relating to questions of identity and organization, and ultimately conclude with the collapse of Greek power in the face of nomadic invasions and civil war during the middle of the second century B.C.
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: RE-AIR: Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1) on Apple Podcasts
A re-airing of Liv’s conversation with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly.
- The Oracle at Siwah – YouTube | Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- The Altar of Zeus – YouTube | Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- Being Gay in the Roman Army? #shorts #history #rome – YouTube | Invicta
- How to read Horatius’ Odes! Horaz Metrik: Lyrische Versmaße Teil I, German – YouTube | Musa Pedestris
- Rome’s Gay Emperors and Soldiers DOCUMENTARY – YouTube | Invicta
- Ptolemy II – YouTube | Classics and Ancient History @ Warwick
- #OfficineETRU : Il restauro del tempio di Alatri – Introduzione – YouTube | Etruschannel
- RCL – Zsolt Adorjáni, Der Artemis-Hymnos des Kallimachos. Einleitung, Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Texte und Kommentare, Band 66 (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2021).
- BMCR – Julien Demaille, Guy Labarre, Les associations cultuelles en Grèce et en Asie Mineure aux époques hellénistique et impériale: compositions sociales, fonctions civiques et manifestations identitaires (époques hellénistique et romaine). Institut des sciences et techniques de l’Antiquité, 1523. Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2021.
- BMCR – Paola Santorelli, Venanzio Fortunato. Vita di Germano vescovo di Parigi. Introduzione, traduzione e commento. Studi latini, 96. Napoli: Paolo Loffredo, 2020.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends abundance but a destruction of the flocks.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)